This time of year, the new gets a lot of attention. New resolutions, new relationships, and new routines dominate our thinking and our conversations.
But don't overlook the value of the storied just because new shows up all shiny and different.
Here's a picture of my daughter painting.
She's painting at a table I painted at as a kid. The same one my mom painted at when she was a kid. And one my great-grandmother painted at.
I wouldn't trade that table for a new one. There's no stories in a new table yet.
Before you succumb to new, savor something with a story.
And if you have no other options than to go after new, then take your time and turn new into old by creating memories and stories worth sharing and passing down.